Airtel Selects IBM And Red Hat To Build 5G-Ready Open Hybrid Cloud Network

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Bharti Airtel has selected IBM and Red Hat to build its new 5G-ready telco network cloud to support core operations, monetise the telco’s pan-India 4G network with the help of new services and be more competitive against main rival Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder and CEO, Greyhound Research said that the new deal with is a testimony by Bharti Airtel’s to its network, its partner-led model and most of all its focus on delivering superior customer experience.

“For all three telcos, the battle has shifted to consumer data, apps and enterprise services where there is a lot more money to be made compared to traditional voice Services. But in this new turf, the winner is decided on a key metric – the one that delivers better customer experience which further depends on parameters like network availability, overall performance and 5G readiness,” Gogia said.

“Value of both Airtel and Vodafone Idea cloud deals will be around $100 million,” Gogia said.

[Economic Times]

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